National Museums of Kenya: National Museums of Kenya Launches Key Initiative With Amazon Web Services and Intel to Digitize Premier Collections in Earth Sciences

From the National Museums of Kenya: National Museums of Kenya Launches Key Initiative With Amazon Web Services and Intel to Digitize Premier Collections in Earth Sciences. (Link is to a PDF.) “The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) today announced a long-term strategic initiative, teamed with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Intel, to digitize marquee collections in Earth Sciences, starting with Archeology and Paleontology. The first phase of the proposed project will involve digitization of a selected number of Kenya’s premier fossils and culturally significant artifacts, the creation of an open access digital database, and an interactive website (‘virtual museum’). The platform will be hosted on the AWS Cloud. Digital Divide Data (DDD), a non-profit enterprise with expertise in digitization of cultural heritage collections will partner with NMK on this initiative.” The fascinating thing to me is that this is a collaboration with Amazon — not Google..

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